It's no secret that we adore a classic cabled cardigan, and this warm, snuggly entry from longtime Friend of the Flock Thea Colman is as much of a joy to knit as it is to wear. Worked in one piece from hem to armhole and then divided for fronts and back, with top down sleeves, Angel's Envy is a shawl collared delight that takes advantage of Forge's wonderful balance of softness and stitch definition.
A note: Angel's Envy is available as a digital download and a yarn+pattern bundle here at H+W.com, but 100% of pattern sales revenue goes directly to the designer, just as if you bought the pattern directly from their website or on Ravelry. We think this way, everybody wins: you get an easier, more straightforward experience as a consumer, our indie designer friends get to realize the maximum revenue from their work, and you get another great way to access new designs in our yarn outside of our pattern collections.
Type: Indie Design — Digital Download
Designer: Thea Colman
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): midnight, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10) skeins
39.5(44.25,49.25,54)(60.25,65,71.25)” [100.5 (112.5,125,137.25)(153,165,181)] cm finished chest circumference, with fronts closed. Cardigan shown with approximately 5" [12.75 cm] positive ease.
Size A (for body and collar): US 7 [4.5 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Size B (for hem and cuff ribbing): US 5 [3.75 mm]: 32” [80 cm] or longer circular needle.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (optional); stitch markers; tapestry needle; removable stitch marker; waste yarn or stitch holders; 4-6 3/4" (2 cm) diameter buttons; sewing needle; matching thread.
25 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable patt on Size A needle, after blocking.
20 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on Size A needle, after blocking.
Decreasing; cabling with or without cable needle; seaming; knitting in the round; picking up stitches; short rows.
About the Designer
Thea Colman is a knitwear designer and cocktail enthusiast based in New England. Previous to her career as a knitwear designer, she worked in advertising. She has been designing much-loved textured garments and accessories for many years, and uses her needles and her voice to help share the work of small businesses, local farms, and causes and charities she believes in.